Today, February 17, 2010, U.S. Congressman Dean Heller (R-NV) made the following statement on the one year anniversary of the trillion dollar “stimulus” (H.R. 1).
“My number one priority in Congress is to turn our economy around and get Nevadans back to work. Despite claims that the stimulus bill would provide an ‘immediate jolt’ to our economy and unemployment would not rise above eight percent, millions of jobs have been lost and many Nevadans have lost their homes. Big government and massive debt is impeding economic recovery. A real stimulus package would have targeted expanded tax relief that would allow Americans and small businesses to manage their own money instead of sending it to bureaucrats in Washington,” said Heller.
Since February 17, 2009, Nevada has lost more than 61,000 jobs and more than 2.8 million jobs have been lost nationwide. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, only Washington, DC and North Dakota have experienced job growth in the last year.